What is improv?

Improv is an incredibly powerful tool in that it can seamlessly incorporate non-verbal students and allow students to enhance their sense of community. One way to define improv as an educational tool is that improv allows you to create new ideas and concepts in the spur of the moment.

These thoughts can be written out, verbally communicated, and non-verbally communicated in many ways. Improv is a term to represent games and activities that aid in socialization including creative writing, performance type games, and team building exercises.

Why is Improv Important for Kids With Autism?

My daughter comes home wanting to play the animal and sleeping game, they are so creative in this class! She loves it so much and the teachers.

Tracie Taper (Mother of Preschooler)

2017-11-24T22:07:58+00:00

Tracie Taper (Mother of Preschooler)

My daughter comes home wanting to play the animal and sleeping game, they are so creative in this class! She loves it so much and the teachers.
"Through Zip Zap Zop, our students have learned how to communicate more effectively, initiate play with others, and they have gained more self confidence in everyday activities."

Ashley Post (Larchmont Charter School Educational Specialist- Hollywood)

2017-11-24T22:13:21+00:00

Ashley Post (Larchmont Charter School Educational Specialist- Hollywood)

"Through Zip Zap Zop, our students have learned how to communicate more effectively, initiate play with others, and they have gained more self confidence in everyday activities."
"Through Zip Zap Zop, Maja Miletich has created a group that presents as a form of play while masking a true lesson in social skills, listening skills, and teamwork."

Beth Lulu (Mother of child with ASD)

2017-11-24T22:15:20+00:00

Beth Lulu (Mother of child with ASD)

"Through Zip Zap Zop, Maja Miletich has created a group that presents as a form of play while masking a true lesson in social skills, listening skills, and teamwork."
"Many of our students have experienced trauma, stress, and neglect in their lives and they come to a school in need of socio-emotional support. Ms. Miletich and Zip Zap Zop Enrichment have demonstrated a high degree of understanding and care when working with our most troubled students."

Amy Berfield (Executive Director at New Heights Charter School-Crenshaw)

2017-11-24T22:16:00+00:00

Amy Berfield (Executive Director at New Heights Charter School-Crenshaw)

"Many of our students have experienced trauma, stress, and neglect in their lives and they come to a school in need of socio-emotional support. Ms. Miletich and Zip Zap Zop Enrichment have demonstrated a high degree of understanding and care when working with our most troubled students."
"Palisades Presbyterian Preschool (PPP) has been working with Zip Zap Zop Enrichment for the past 4 years. Throughout our working relationship, I have seen first-hand the benefits the children receive from this wonderful program."

Julie Baczewski (Palisades Presbyterian Preschool Director-Pacific Palisades)

2017-11-24T22:16:43+00:00

Julie Baczewski (Palisades Presbyterian Preschool Director-Pacific Palisades)

"Palisades Presbyterian Preschool (PPP) has been working with Zip Zap Zop Enrichment for the past 4 years. Throughout our working relationship, I have seen first-hand the benefits the children receive from this wonderful program."
"Over the past year my oldest son with autism has been involved with ZIP ZAP ZOP and what has happened with him has truly been a joy to observe. He has taken everything he has learned in the past few years with endless clinical therapy program and been able to grow through what this program has provided for him. A fun nurturing way to engage with the world through the use of improv."

Oscar Madrigal (President of Zip Zap Zop and Father) ​

2017-11-24T22:17:43+00:00

Oscar Madrigal (President of Zip Zap Zop and Father) ​

"Over the past year my oldest son with autism has been involved with ZIP ZAP ZOP and what has happened with him has truly been a joy to observe. He has taken everything he has learned in the past few years with endless clinical therapy program and been able to grow through what this program has provided for him. A fun nurturing way to engage with the world through the use of improv."